(English) Clann na nGael Notes

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Ladies U14 Feile Final
St Ciarans 5-2 Clann na nGael 1-12
Clann na nGael U14 girls were narrowly defeated in Four Roads on Tuesday last by St Ciarans in the Feile Final. Clann suffered an early blow when losing midfielder Ciara Galvin to a hand injury. St Ciarans were quick to settle and with Sinead Doolan in great form were first to score registering 2 earl goals. Clann replied with a goal from Ashley-Rose Coyle and two points from Kayleigh Dunning to leave the half time score 3-2 to 1-2 in St Ciarans favour. Clann would rue the many shots at goal that landed in the grateful hands of the St Ciarans goalkeeper.
Clann started the second half at a blistering pace and attacked the St Ciarans goals for long periods scoring several points. Honor Ennis, the St Ciarans goalie was magnificent repelling these attacks and made a series of fantastic saves. Points from Orla O’Neill, Kayleigh Dunning and Rebecca Naughton reduced the lead to four points before Rachel Fitzmaurice lifted St Ciarans again with a looped effort which nestled in the far corner for St Ciaran’s. Substitute Aoife Brandon scored a goal on 18 minutes for St Ciarans to leave Clann fighting an uphill battle. Despite hitting the St Ciarans crossbar, lady luck desserted Clann and the goal that was required never came. Clann replied with points from Ruth McManus, Rebecca Naughton and Kayleigh Dunning to leave 2 points between the sides, but with St Ciarans midfielders Amy Whyte and Shauna Fitzmaurice dropping back to help in their defence, Clann were never able to catch the St Ciarans girls. The girls showed tremendous fighting qualtities in the second half and hopefully they will bounce back in the championship.The club would like to wish Ciara Galvin a speedy recovery from her injury.
Clann na nGael: Marissa Murray, Orla Ward, Ciara Costello, Aileen McEvilly, Sarah O’Sullivan, Aoibhin Golden, Ciara Connaughton, Ciara Galvin, Rebecca Naughton 0-4, Ciara Quinn, Kayleigh Dunning 0-6, Ashley-Rose Coyle 1-0, Hazel Menton, Orla O’Neill 0-1, Saoirse McManus.
Subs: Ruth McManus 0-1, Sarah O’Loughlin, Shauna Bannon.

U8’s Training
There will be no U8 training next Sunday moring (10th May) on account of the La na gClub celebrations.

U12 Championship
The Clann Lions had a free weekend but will resume with a match against St Faithleachs on Monday 11th May. The Cubs fought gallantly against St Dominics and had a one point lead at half time before eventually going down. They will play Padraig Pearses Cubs this Wednesday 6th May in Johnstown at 7pm.

Ladies National League Final
The club would like to wish Roscommon the best against Wicklow in Kiltoom on Saturday 9th in the Division 3 Final. We encourage everyone to go and support the team. Match starts at 1.45pm.

U16 County Final
The Clann na nGael under 16 team are playing Michaels Glaveys in the County final on Saturday evening. We have no fixture yet, but a large crowd is expected to go and support the lads.

Lá na gClub – Celebrating 125 Years of GAA
GAA clubs across the world will mark the GAA’s 125th Anniversary on Sunday 10th May 2009 and a small group of Clann members are very busy at the moment putting everything in place for the big day. You can play your part by attending this historic day, and enjoying the many activities taking place around the club. May 10 will be the official date for the opening of our New Pitch and our Clann na nGael Museum within the Clubhouse in Johnstown. Full details on drum.ie

Division 4 League
Clann na nGael 2 – 12 St Brigids 2 – 7
Division 4 U14 League
Clann na nGael 1 – 6 St Barrys 3 – 6
Minor League
Clann na nGael 2 – 7 Roscommon Gaels 2 – 11

Division 4 League: Clann na nGael vs Creggs in Johnstown at 7.30pm
U14 League: Clann na nGael vs St Dominics in Johnstown at 7pm
U14 League: Clann na nGael vs Padraig Pearses in Johnstown at 12pm
O’Rourke Cup: Clann na nGael vs Padraig Pearses in Johnstown at 5pm
O’Gara Cup: Clann na nGael vs Michael Glaveys in Johnstown at 7.30pm
Lá na gClub celebrations beginning at 11.30am in the Clubhouse, Johnstown.


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